Consumer Federation of America: “We Need A Stronger ROBOCOP” to End Robocalls

Maureen Mahoney
Public Policy Fellow

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) is making some bold moves to End Robocalls. Last week, she introduced the Repeated Objectionable Bothering of Consumers on Phones, or “ROBOCOP” Act to push phone companies to offer free tools to block unwanted calls.

We think this is a great bill for consumers, and the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) has endorsed it as well. Susan Grant, Director of Consumer Protection and Privacy at CFA, recently blogged in favor of it. She highlights the need for action on robocalls, pointing out that they “aren’t merely annoying – they are used by unscrupulous businesses and outright scammers to steal consumers’ money or their personal information.”

Check out the CFA’s blog post here.

This forward-thinking bill points the way to a future without robocalls, and we’ll push hard for passage. In the meantime, we’re putting pressure on AT&T, Verizon, and CenturyLink to offer these free robocall-blocking tools to consumers. Click here to add your voice.

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